Our Trip To Sea World – November 2013

A little late posting this, but I didn’t get anything done over the weekend while the girls were gone because I was suffering from a migraine almost the entire time.
Luckily, I felt pretty okay my the time my bridal shower started ๐Ÿ™‚
I really didn’t take a whole lot of photos while we were at Sea World.
We left kinda late to head over there because we didn’t know they closed so early, so we didn’t get to see everything, but the girls had a great time!
My dad’s company has their ‘company picnic’ every year at Sea World, so we got tickets and so did my sister and her fiancรฉ.
However, my dad ended up hurting his foot and so my parents weren’t able to go :\
We got to see part of the beluga whale show, the sea lion show, the girls rode the shamu roller coaster, we saw the aquarium, had dinner (which was supplied by my dad’s company) and then saw the killer whale show.
For that one we sat in the splash zone!
It was a LITTLE chilly out and the entire time the girls wanted to sit in the splash zones, but I was too worried about Gwen getting sick.
We knew we were leaving right after this one, so I gave in ๐Ÿ™‚
Best part is…. when you go to check in for dinner they give you free tickets to the park!
We will definitely leave a lot earlier next time!
P.S. I’m pretty sure my camera is broke from getting wet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Heading in!
The girls watching the sea lion show
The Shamu roller coaster
Shamu came to visit during dinner ๐Ÿ™‚
All wet!
ย  ย  Cassie

Brunnemann’s Halloween 2013 & DIY Costumes

Cambria right away knew what she wanted to be for Halloween… Really, anyone could have guessed that she wanted to be a unicorn, she’s OBSESSED!
I searched and searched on Pinterest for DIY ideas, and finally decided on THISย mixed with THIS.
Mind you, the horn and ears were absolutely not as easy as she made them seem!

I knew that I wanted Gwen to be Eloise, because she IS Eloise! Haha
She agreed to it quite quickly ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how their costumes turned out!

After I got them dressed and took pictures, I had to leave to make a 12 hour drive to get my nephew who is staying with us for a little while, so Cory painted pumpkins with the girls…
(Cory painted half of his for me ๐Ÿ™‚ )
Aaaaand of course, before they left for Fall Fest at a church down the street, Gwen and Cambria managed to break Cambria’s horn and ears! :\
Pouty face because she’s upset about it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Luckily, she cheered up a little
Thanks for looking!
ย  ย  Cassie

Gwennie’s 7th Birthday – A Tea Party!

I was so excited when Gwen told me she wanted to have a tea party for her birthday!
I let her invite 4 little girls, so there would be 6 total… I prefer our birthday parties this way ๐Ÿ˜‰
Here’s the girls all ready for the party!
Gwen’s shirt came fromย Jilly’s Mom Made Thatย on Etsy, and I found the skirt at Goodwill ๐Ÿ™‚
Gwen waiting at the window for the girls to arrive ๐Ÿ™‚
Gwennie getting her birthday spankins from her Aunt Mattie!
After all the girls arrived, Aunt Mattie helped them decorate floppy hats with flowers
Then they sat down for tea!
I made this bird banner to hang over where Gwen is sitting.
The tutorial for it isย HERE. I also made a wreath from the tutorialย HERE,
but I didn’t get a picture of it and I already took all the cups off so
I can use the wreath for something else :\
Here’s the table setting. The tea cups and pots and stuff all came from thrift stores,
and some of the stuff came from IKEA which you can seeย HERE.
I got the roses from HEB the day before ๐Ÿ™‚
A lady that works with my mom also makes cakes on the side, so she made Gwen’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚
I made the 3 tiered stand from the two tray I got from IKEA, the top plate and the bottom pillar I got at Goodwill, and the top pillar was just here with some stuff my mom had and I painted it.
I glued them all together with E6000 glue.
I served the girls peach and blackberry tea, and I made heart shaped chicken salad sandwiches,
fruit cups, andย THESEย Pretzel Crisp treats that I found on Pinterest. They were so yummy!
After tea, Gwen opened her presents and then we had cake!
After cake, we made their party favors by planting
flowers into teacups that I glued to their saucers!
Aaaaaand then I took a nap! Ha! JK, I had lots of cleaning up to do ๐Ÿ˜‰
The girls said this was the best birthday party yet…
mission accomplished! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Our Corpus Christi Mini Vacation (WARNING: Picture Overload!)

This summer we took the girls on a surprise trip to the beach!
We made a plan to go to the beach on Wed, go check into the hotel and shower and then go to dinner. Then for Thursday, go to the Texas State Aquarium, eat at the two story Whataburger and then go home… Surprisingly, things pretty much went as planned, with a few little extras ๐Ÿ˜‰
I booked our hotel at North Beach (which I wouldn’t recommend at all, thank God it was only for one night) with intentions of swimming there, but when we got into town we quickly decided to keep going.ย I had no idea that it was so small and wanted the girls to have the full beach experience, afterall, we’ve never done this before!
SO, we crossed the waters on the fairie to Port A!
We arrived at the beach kinda late afternoon, so we were only there for a few hours, but it was so beautiful and peaceful, and the girls had a wonderful time.
Heading out! They had no idea where we were going ๐Ÿ™‚
Posing on the beach!
The little sand castle we made… It didn’t hold their attention for too long haha
We decided to walk up and down the beach to look for things to take home.
Our beach toes! I took them the day before to get our toes and and hands painted ๐Ÿ™‚
Then we found a shark on the shore! ;p
And jellyfish!
This is actually the second one we found, the first one was in Gwen’s pail (picture of that below)
Skimming the sand for sand dollars
Gwen with her jellyfish!
All the things they collected off the shore
On the fairie, heading to the hotel to shower before dinner
Gwen always falls asleep in the car ๐Ÿ™‚
After checking in and taking showers to get all the sand off, we went to dinner at Blackbeards
He had no idea that Cambria made this same face haha
After dinner we decided to go for a walk along the water, and ran into this ice cream shop ๐Ÿ™‚
Then the girls were really dirty, so we had them take showers again lol
Then it was for some rest before the next big day ๐Ÿ™‚
After we checked out of our hotel, they just HAD to pose in this shark (I MIGHT be a little bit obsessed with them) before our next surprise destination
The Texas State Aquarium!
First thing we did was watch the dolphin show
Otters and then indoor aquariums
Then they got to feed the stingrays!
It took Cambria feeding four of them before Gwen finally decided to do the last two
(This is the only picture I have of this because I was filming it :\)
The stingrays were the biggest hit, so that’s what they picked from the gift shop ๐Ÿ˜€
And it’s time to leave!
After the aquarium, we went and had a late lunch/dinner at Landry’s. So good!
No pictures of that, but while we were walking down the dock to go there, we noticed a sign for boat rides! I’ve only been on a boat once, and the girls never, so we went for it!
Gwen takes pictures for us ๐Ÿ˜‰
I love these little boogers so much
After the boat ride we went to the two story Whataburger to get milkshakes, and then went home!
We went shopping the day before our trip at Old Navy for their vacation outfits ๐Ÿ™‚
And their swimsuits are both from Target, but they only have Gwen’s on their website.

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